ccm Cross 0003
July 8, 2009
ccm Cross #0003
GPS/DMS 46° 26′ 28.44” N 93° 44′ 25.82 W
Additional pictures after Testimony:
2280 cdd Grandma Camp
Cyber Daily Devotion
Volume 10 Number 150
Today’s Author: Pastor Bill
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” NKJV
Two and one half hours north of the Twin Cities is Little Pine Lake — a few miles south of Aitkin, Minnesota. It is just a small lake amongst the 10,000 others in Minnesota.
Overlooking the lake is a piece of property that God allowed us to purchase. Our first trip to Little Pine Lake was when our oldest son – John – was not quite one year old. We grew up with our children through the years going to “The Lake.”
Over the years we’ve used tents, second had tent trailers, a fish house and the oldest cabin on the lake to house friends and family. While the accommodations have not been spectacular I can assure you that the fellowship has been way beyond what words can express. We’ve had family birthday parties, graduations and other gatherings throughout summer after summer as our children grew. We’ve laughed, cried, celebrated and mourned here over the years — and spent many hours in prayer here.
Now it is no longer just a piece of property on Little Pine Lake — it is Grandma Camp. It’s a special place — a rustic place set in the wilds of Northern Minnesota where Carol and I gather our grandchildren and take the opportunity every summer to teach them the things of God. Grandma Camp started seven years ago and since then we have set aside special time each summer to be here with our grandchildren
This year Grandma Camp is very special — last October we built our first cross on our family farm just north of the Twin Cities, then in January built cross number 2 in Boschwaba, South Africa. In January we are planning 3 more crosses in South Africa and one cross in Kenya in February. All to Give God Glory!
But for this summer, this Grandma Camp — right here and right now — we are building Cross number three to give God glory. It’s Grandma Carol, our grandchildren and me giving God Glory.
Carol and I are “All In” for Christ and the family farm has been dedicated to the Lord with a Cross and now this special God given piece of property on Little Pine Lake “Grandma Camp” is dedicated to the Lord.
Prayer: Father thank you for a special place for Grandma Camp — at Little Pine Lake — in Aitkin, Minnesota.In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
Cross arrives by hydraulic lift mounted on the truck
The entire crew pitches in
Gary Ericson the owner of Cedarbrook Lumber Yard in
Aitkin, Minnesota is the son-in-law of our previous a Pastor
and when he heard we were building a cross on
Little Pine Lake to Give God the Glory
he wanted to be a part.
Here he is operating the boom truck.
John Mantel trimming trees making way for the Cross
Like wise his brother Josh in trimming trees
in anticipation of the planting of the Cross
Pastor Bill (Grandpa Bill) fastening the plaque to the Cross
Declaring God’s Glory
over Aitkin, Minnesota
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